Gorgeousness. As if yoga in a museum surrounded by a stunning art installation wasn’t sensational enough now there’s aquarium yoga, surrounded by the majestic fluidity of the sea and its creatures.
New classes at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta are allowing yogis to “om” amongst the beluga whales, sharks and stingrays. Not so stunning? The cost to practice yoga with the aqua beings – $35 for nonmembers ($20 for members), which we’re hoping covers some viewing time since that’s how much the price of their “Premium” general admission ticket costs. Steep, but if you’re visiting anyway you might as well get some yoga in for your pretty penny. Plus, we’re sure the yoga/aquarium hybrid is good for awareness of either party involved. Karma yoga y’all.
Classes are being led by Be Well Atlanta, which appears to be some type of conglomerish membership wellness company.
UPDATE: CNN has taken notice and put up an article about it on their website – with some more gorgeously juxtaposed photos. The article highlights the museum’s need for unique programs like this in order to entice attendance and public interest, especially in this ailing economy – something we alluded to above regarding “awareness.” Also, apparently this is actually the world’s largest aquarium. So on second thought maybe we’d pay the $35 just once. [CNN]
I went to the class this last Sunday and it was one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced! Be Well Atlanta has the best teachers in the city teaching these classes. The fee was only $20.00 since I am a member of the Aquarium. The Aquarium is a non-profit so it is nice to know that as I am doing yoga, I am also feeding the fish!
I am also a Be Well member, with the card you get discounts all over the city in the way of health and wellness.